A thick blanket of snow remains in place across much of the northern and western Corn Belt, with depths at 10 inches in Kansas City, Missouri; 9 inches in Des Moines, Iowa; and 7 inches in Rockford, Illinois.
Snow remains on the ground across portions of the central and southern Plains, with depths at 6 inches in Wichita, Kansas, and 3 inches in Omaha, Nebraska, and Enid, Oklahoma.
Some planting is underway across the Deep South; for example, corn planting was 9% percent complete in Texas by February 24, on the strength of early planting in the far southern part of the state.
In the West, precipitation is increasing from the Pacific Northwest to the northern Rockies. Meanwhile, weather is favoring early-season fieldwork in California.